Black Friday 2016 is the next biggest thing in Kenya considering that the year is coming to an end. Most of us are probably not aware of what Black Friday is, and I am glad to bring you up to date with details concerning the day and the time we should expect it to happen in 2016. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and this is a day that has been celebrated in the United States of America for many decades. On this day, major shops and stores around the country offer products at super discounted prices that get everyone crazy. Many people are lined outside the stores in preparation for the opening of the stores so that they can benefit from the offers. I can tell you for free that it is easy to be a victim of a stampede on that day if you are not careful.
Before the big day, ads are widely used to communicate the products that are likely to be discounted and the percentage discount that is going to be there. With the information given to the public, people prepare in readiness for shopping for the items that they would want to have. It is a craze that no one can ignore. Black Friday has not only been happening in the United States but is slowly creeping into other nations. Kenya has not been left out; Black Friday has been a big event in the past few years, and it is expected to be bigger in 2016. The good thing in Kenya is that the fights don’t get physical; it is a web battle because e-commerce sites have taken over the big day. People with fast internet connectivity are better placed as they get to enjoy the discounts that are provided.
What you need to know about Black Friday 2016
The first thing you ought to know is when Black Friday will be going down. The date for this year is 25th November; that is when you may be lucky enough to get whatever it is that you have desired to have for some time but remain constrained financially. On that day, you are free to enjoy all the discounts that different sites may be offering.
We know that there are various events during the year that call for discounts as well as reduced prices. You must have noticed that such offers are actually very limited and the products that are on offer are very few. Unlike such occurrences, Black Friday is bigger because the offers that you get are so many, and the prices are significantly reduced something that entices most shoppers to participate. At least you are guaranteed that you will not be shopping for items that are out of stock.
Most stores prepare for Black Friday as early as when the year is beginning. This means that the event is not only anticipated by shoppers but by store owners. They work day in day out negotiating the deals that will make a kill on that day. The reason as to why they are willing to spend their last drop of energy for the sake of Black Friday is because it also happens to be a day when they appreciate their customers.
As a matter of fact, every department in e-commerce companies or even stores works towards making this day a reality. Items such as electronics are normally expensive and out of reach for most people. On Black Friday, you get electronics and other items being sold at crazily discounted prices such as 50% discount. This among other things is what makes Black Friday a highly anticipated event all over the world.
That is not all, as we approach the day, you can watch out the ads that are being put out there. They are so enticing until most people can’t wait for the big day. It is somehow funny, but if you are not careful enough, you may end up spending more money than you have anticipated using on that day. If you are keen enough you might as well have started noticing all the ads on your Facebook page, Instagram and most of the social media sites that you are on. This should tell you that Black Friday is a day that is anticipated by people all over Kenya and everyone is on the mark waiting for the big day top do all the shopping that they can possibly do.
How to prepare for Black Friday
The first thing that you ought to realize is that you are not the only person who is awaiting Black Friday 2016. There are millions of Kenyans who are as eager as you are for that day. There are various things that you need to put into consideration if you don’t want to miss out any of the deals that will be on that day.
From the beginning of November, there will be advertisements that will be everywhere that you turn to. The best thing is to keep up with the ads so that you know what will be on offer and what will not be on offer. You can also check out what various e-commerce sites in Kenya will be having on offer. The importance of doing so is that you will be in a position to plan better as you know what you want and what you may not want. When the big day comes, you are going to be better placed than someone who does not have a clue on what is on offer and what is not on offer.
The second most important thing on Black Friday is to have a budget. Black Friday is a one-day event that may end up frustrating you financially or making you happy in the days to come. Without budgeting and allocating the amount of money that you may want to spend on the deals that are on offer, you may end up spending much more money which may destabilize you financially. I admit that you may be tempted to do lots of shopping on that day, but you should also be careful that this day does not ruin the remaining part of the year. If you are not careful enough, you may end up being broke for the better part of the months which is not good.
If you have seen Black Friday in other countries such as the States, you know that it gets physical and the situation is not good at all. You don’t expect such a struggle on an online platform, but that does not mean that there is no battle on the online platform. The only thing that will make you win the fight on Black Friday is only if you have fast internet connectivity. That makes it so easy for you to make clicks on items that you may want to buy and if you are lucky, you can shop for so many items within a very short time. Since on such a day the demand is higher than the supply, not everyone is lucky to get what they could have wanted. It is not an easy game on this day, so the winners are only the people who are smart in organizing themselves on that day. Considering that the day is a Friday, most people are mostly relaxed and thus have enough time to go through the list of items being sold.
The only question that I may pose to you is whether you are ready for this day. Ready or not, it is coming. Some of the best and most amazing deals that you have never thought of will be right in front of you. Get involved in Black Friday and start your festive season with offers that are crazy and which will make life easy for you even as you celebrate Christmas. On this day, you can buy gifts for friends and family. You probably know of that item which your friend has wanted to have for some time; this is the ideal time to surprise them with that gift.
There is no point in waiting for Christmas when prices will be too expensive. You better start saving for Black Friday 2016 which gets better by the year. I am confident that with the love that most Kenyans have for shopping, most store owners will have to work till late in order to deliver to the needs of the customers. Get ready, black Friday 2016, is here, I am just hoping that your wallet is large as your expectations.